Columnists

B.C. VIEWS: Money-laundering melodrama made for TV

Public inquiry staged to point fingers before 2021 election

Library is the beating heart of the community

Lorraine’s weekly roundup of the goings-on in the Valley

  • May 26, 2019

COLUMN: Forestry at the heart of B.C.’s export economy

Jock Finlayson is the exectuive vice president and chief policy officer of the Business Council of BC

  • May 22, 2019
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B.C. VIEWS: Reality of our plastic recycling routine exposed

Turns out dear old China wasn’t doing such a great job

OPINION: Who watches the watchmen?

One of the most common questions I get asked is if I’m scared about the future of media.

The big benefits of tiny living

Thom Barker muses about stigma and benefits of joining the trend in smaller living spaces

  • May 16, 2019

What would your mother think?

Brenda muses on the befuddlement her mom would have felt at our new-fangled world

  • May 15, 2019

B.C. VIEWS: Welcome to the union ‘battle zone’ for pipeline construction

NDP labour code sets conditions to push independent unions out

COLUMN: Smithers can’t afford to wait on low-income housing

“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”

A negotiation by any other name…

For Thom Barker, the difficult reconcilation conversation begins with calling things what they are

  • May 8, 2019

Peanut allergies: Research shows ‘oral immunotherapy’ is safe for preschoolers

Child eats small amounts of an allergenic food, dose gradually boosted to target maintenance amount

Dogs to walk, wood to chop, not going to poop on a stick

Brenda ruminates on getting old and the medical roller coaster

  • May 5, 2019

B.C. VIEWS: Forest industry revitalization looks like the opposite

Caribou protection, forest tenure restriction, increasing stumpage

Plogging: good for your heart and your community

Lorraine rounds up upcoming events and general points of interest

OPINION: Small towns make for good small talk

Trevor Hewitt discuses the minutiae of small-town life after moving from the big city

  • May 3, 2019

Split with the Donald was for the best

Thom Barker takes a tongue-in-cheek approach to dealing with life in the era of Trump

  • May 2, 2019

COLUMN: Are B.C. communities in boom?

CFIB’s Richard Truscott on how B.C. municipalities fared on annual report on small business sentiment

  • Apr 29, 2019

Ticking off the towns one step at a time

Lorraine is keeping her FitBit busy with a virtual tour of the province

  • Apr 29, 2019

Life is a bowl of (frozen) cherries

Brenda discoveries a possible deliciousness and health connection

  • Apr 26, 2019

COLUMN: There are times to stand on principle – public health isn’t one of them

“A society grows great when old men plant trees in whose shade they know they shall never sit.”

  • Apr 25, 2019